"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage." - Roald Dahl
Our mystery study continues as the students are beginning to practice using dialogue to create personalities in short writings. They also are reading mystery plays to see how writers convey a story through just dialogue and the use of a narrator and sound effects.
We will practice adding sound effects to a script and continue looking at how mysteries are developed and scripts are constructed by reading more mysteries.
To pre-assess whether they can use dialogue to convey a story, students will be asked this week to develop a situation and stock characters through dialogue.This will help them see how to compose a story using all dialogue with bits or narration like they'll do for their mystery podcasts. This writing assignment final draft is due Tuesday, May 3rd.
The students will finish their mystery novels and jots on it this week. The jots will be collected Friday, April 29 on Monday, May 2nd. Their Detective's Journal should be completed by those dates.
On Thursday, May 5th, we will be celebrating their historical fiction stories they wrote third quarter. Since the students interviewed a family member, I invite those interviewees and other family members to our celebration. Students and family will read the books and then be able to enjoy some treats. Therefore, I request any snacks you could have your child bring in for the celebration. They will bring home an official invitation, but you can email me if you would like to attend or bring food for the event. The times will be on the invitation, and they will bring those home by Thursday April 28th. Thank you for your time and assistance with the students by allowing them to interview them or just helping edit or revise the informational articles or stories that came from them.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Becky Leffler
GMSS seventh grade language arts
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